Boice Funeral Home

308 Pollasky Ave, Clovis, CA


Clayton Christopher Podergois

June 19, 2002October 4, 2019
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Clayton Christopher Podergois, age 17, of Clovis, California passed away on Friday October 4, 2019. Clayton was born June 19, 2002 in Clovis, California to Sara Grendahl and Scott Podergois.

Clayton is survived by; mother Sara Grendahl and father Scott Podergois; brother Carson Allen; step-dad Derek Podergois, grandfather Doug Freund, grandmother Diane Freund, grandfather Frank Bustamante, grandmother Diana Bustamante, grandfather Jan Grendahl, great grandmother Bobbie Freund, grandmother Cheryl Tittle, great grandmother Grorgia Phillips, great grandfather John Phillips, grandfather Scott Lyle Podergois, grandfather Lloyd Allen, grandmother Tina Spooner, grandfather Dave Podergois, grandmother Norma Podergois, grandmother Belinda Sembera and grandfather Chris Sembera.

A Visitation for Clayton will be held Friday, October 11, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Boice Funeral Home, 308 Pollasky Avenue, Clovis, CA 93612.

A Celebration of Life will occur Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. at Clovis Hills Community Church, 10590 N. Willow Avenue, Clovis, CA 93619.

Serving as pallbearers are Carson Allen, Derek Podergois, David Bustamante, Logan Corrente, Chris Brock-Jones, Cole Linford and Scott Podergois.

Contributions in Clayton's memory may be made to Cougar Foundation, Attn: Choir, Clovis High School Choir, 1055 Fowler Avenue, Clovis, California 93611.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.boicefuneralhome.com for the Podergois family.


  • Sara Grendahl, Mother
  • Scott Podergois, Father
  • Carson Allen, Brother
  • Derek Podergois, Step-Dad
  • Doug Freund, Grandfather
  • Diane Freund, Grandmother
  • Frank Bustamante, Grandfather
  • Diana Bustamante, Grandmother
  • Jan Grendahl, Grandfather
  • Bobbie Freund, Great Grandmother
  • Cheryl Tittle, Grandmother
  • Georgia Phillips, Great Grandmother
  • John Phillips, Great Grandfather
  • Scott Lyle Podergois, Grandfather
  • Carol Benke, Great Grandmother
  • Lloyd Allen, Great Grandfather
  • Tina Spooner, Grandmother
  • Dave Podergois, Grandfather
  • Norma Podergois, Grandmother
  • Belinda Sembera, Grandmother
  • Chris Sembera, Grandfather

  • Carson Allen
  • Derek Podergois
  • David Bustamante
  • Logan Corrente
  • Chris Brock-Jones
  • Cole Linford
  • Scott Podergois, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Cougar Foundation, Attn: Choir


  • Visitation Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, October 12, 2019


Clayton Christopher Podergois

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Paula Tucker

October 16, 2019

I am so glad that your Grandma Di and I became friends (inside joke) and starting doing things together. It gave me the chance to stay at your house and get to know you better. You were always smiling and so polite. I remember the time that you and your friends wrapped 400 forks, knives, spoons in napkins and tied them with a bow for my Church's Thanksgiving Dinner. For some reason you kept trying to get out of doing it by saying you didn't know how and that yours weren't coming out very good, then your Grandma Di told you to watch her again and you did a great job finishing them all up. I was actually surprised that you and your friends tied all 400 of them, that just shows how sweet you all are. You were truly a one of a kid teenager, and that hair of yours was gorgeous! I used to tell your Grandma Di what a sweet boy you were. I am going to really miss not seeing you when I spend the night at your house. Clayton I know you are in a much more beautiful place in Heaven. I also know you like to play pranks and so does Bill, so please take it easy on us down here. Love you, Clayton.
Aunt Paula

Stephanie Corrente

October 12, 2019

Clayton, you were always such an amazing friend (brother) to my Logan. I thank you so much for keeping him laughing and always being there for him. You will be missed. RIP Clayton, see you someday in heaven.

Laura Castellon Beickey

October 12, 2019

Dear Sara,

I’ve enjoyed all the memories you’ve shared via fb about Claytons life. It really is like we all enjoyed watching him grow into a handsome, gifted, & hilarious young man. On a personal note you’ve always been a great friend to reach out to when at times I struggled being a single mom. I know how much you love and care for your family. I admire you sharing Claytons story to help us all be more aware of signs and things your children go through. My very deepest condolences go out to you and ALL of Claytons family.

Christopher Brock-Jones

October 12, 2019


I remember when I met you in the 3rd grade and I immediately considered him one of my best friends. He had such a huge impact on my life and he made it better and better every single day. The amount of memories I have with you are countless because pretty much every day with you was a memory. They were all great from the time we had wood chip wars on the playground in elementary school to the recent stargazing trips that we would have together. All of the memories we created were amazing and I cherish them every day because you made them great. You were such a big part of my life and I miss you so much. I will always miss you no matter what. There are so many things that I wish I could’ve said to you and things that I still want to say to you. Those things will never leave my mind and the thought of you will never leave me either. You will always be in my heart and even though I have four other siblings, I considered you as my brother and I will continue to do so. I love you so much and I always will no matter what Claydo. Thank you for the memories we created and the good times we had together. I hope you rest easy now my friend.

Bailey Short

October 12, 2019

A few days after Clayton gave me chocolates on Valentine’s Day, we were having one of our first real conversations, and it was after lunch, we all were passing these yellow pillars, when I say “man I’m still hungry” and Clayton being the awkward, corky guy he is, said “you could eat that pole.” We both awkwardly laugh it off, but it is still a fond story that comes up between friends to this day. Love ya bug, you little goof

Sara Grendahl

October 11, 2019


I can't put into words the debilitating pain I am in. But it's only because I loved you so much and was completely obsessed with you. I was a young mom when I had you, so we grew up together. I might have progressed a little slower, but I eventually caught up. :) You taught me so much, and inspired me to want to be a better person. I would watch how you truly loved everyone that was in your life and even those that weren't. Your ability to quickly forgive was a beautiful quality about you. You never judged anyone and considered all human life equal. I looked up to you more than you know. I have so many memories of you growing up. I will hold to them and cherish every second I had with you. Life will never be the same buggy, you are beyond missed. I love you so much son. You are my hero baby..

DeAnne Avery-Chandler

October 11, 2019

Clayton, you were deeply loved by your family, only God knows you completely and I trust he brought you back to him to be in peace and fulfill the true blessings he has in store for you. You’re an angel and son of the almighty and I know will help guide all of your family to a greater destination . I know you are now at peace- much love and peace to all of our family, your mom Sara & your brother. Love DeAnne 💙❤️

Yahira Chacon

October 11, 2019

Your smile was the best! Katilina would always tell me all the silly things they did to you at school. I watched the video of you wiping her windshield with your clean shirt. She was like “mommy Clayton cleaned my car”. Her car currently has your hand print on it.
You were her best friend and we really loved having you over. Even my son Ashton loved poking fun at you. Last wonderful time spent with you was at Clovis Night Out.
They sure loved you Clayton! You were the first boy to sleep over on my couch and I kept getting up to check on you all, along with all the others camping out. Every time y’all come over I would tell you to eat my ice cream, save me from the calories.
I was super excited to see you in Curtains and the night of meeting I asked you if you were ready. Because I know Katilina and others convinced you to stay in drama. You smiled and said Yes! I will never forget that I canning beautiful smile!
You are now a beautiful Angel watching over all your friends and those lives you touched! My house won’t be the same without you kiddo! Huge hugs as you dance in Heaven! Thank you for being Katilina’s best friends and filling our home with lots of fun memories. Rest In Peace Clayton!

Frau Brand

October 10, 2019

Dear Clayton,

Your family has done an amazing job in bringing you up, and I extend my sincerest condolences to them. You were one of the most polite and calm students I have ever had. You always were a true gentleman, with an air of elegance about you, that very few carry.

For two years both in and out of German class, I had the honor of observing what a close and true friend you were to Logan, Cristoph(er), Stephan, and Cole. My heart aches for them now, and now I understand and value friendship even more.

Last year when you asked to be my TA, I was truly honored. When a student „chooses“ a teacher it means we must have done something right that has resonated with that one young person, amongst the many, many mistakes we know we’ve made along the way.

I was so happy for you last spring as you readied for your show, “Sugar”. When we spoke, I could tell that you were excited about this new adventure . . . and of course, you were amazing! And after the show, when I came to congratulate you, you were so humble.

I am grateful for the lessons I have learned through you and your life. Thank you for sharing, Clayton. I pray that you thrive in a very special place in heaven!

With a heavy heart,
Frau Brand

David Bustamante

October 10, 2019

Clayton, you were the the first person to ever call me “uncle David.” You were like a little brother to me though we grew apart over time my love for you has never dwindled. Even if u held the controller weird when you play fortnite. I love you clay.